Ah, cars. The Drive test where lane-keeping capabilities are at  as they test models and prototypes of a wide range of manufacturers. Mixed verdict with even this task, which compared to autonomy appears relatively trivial. Reilly Brennan looks at the different cost factors going into car ownership , suggesting that the future of the car is going to require more systemic approaches than the current competition around self-driving. Transport is a system after all.
Uber’s latest acquisition, Otto, a startup for automated trucking, made its first delivery , while the parent company semi-quietly launched Uber Freight.  After Amazon’s ambition to become a logistics company, this is another signal of the upheaval in transporting goods. The interesting part of Otto, however, is the relatively constrained environment they want to operate in, suggesting loading terminals for handing over transported goods to smaller, human-operated vehicles, restricting automation to mostly highways.
And given that Otto was founded by Ex-Googler’s on the Autonomous Car project, and rumours that Apple killed it’s vehicle project for now, it’s notable that the Tech industries’ narrative seems to shift around who’ll run the stack for cars going forward.